from the February 2007 issue

Israeli software company in NASA deal

The Israeli software and consulting firm Advanced Logistics Developments (ALD) has won a tender from NASA to install its software which can locate and prevent hitches in NASA's space shuttles. The contract is for three years and estimated at $5 million. The Israeli company is traded at the Tel Aviv stock market, and specializes in locating and analyzing problems in complicated and critical systems.

The contract states that ALD will install the software, perform analysis and report malfunctions regularly and will allocate professionals from the company's daughter company in the United States to work on the project for NASA.

The program is supposed to be capable of locating and collecting malfunctions and contributes to the industries in which security and maintenance in the stages of development, production, operation and maintenance are critical.

 ALD's research and development center is located in Tel Aviv, with sales and support centers in the United States, France, England and Italy. The company has been working on large military and defense projects for over 20 years, both in Israel and abroad. The company's founder and President is Dr. Zigmund Bluvband.

The company had recently won Lockheed Martin's most prestigious project of future fighter jet F-35 in a tender and will be installing a program which locates and prevents malfunctions.

Some of the company's clients include: Boeing, Lockheed Martin, the Israel Aerospace Industries, ELTA Systems, Dimona's Nuclear Research Center, the Italian company Marconi-Selenia, the Israeli Defense Force's Technology and Logistics Branch and more.

Reprinted from the Israel High-Tech & Investment Report February 2007

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